Ducati dominates qualifying for the French Grand Prix, with Bagnaia on pole.

Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati claims pole position in French Grand Prix . Yamaha world champion Fabio Quartaro of Spain finishes fourth on the grid .

Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati claimed pole position in the French Grand Prix after finishing on top in Saturday's qualifying session, while Yamaha world champion Fabio Quartaro of Spain struggled to finish fourth on the grid in front of his home fans.As Ducati dominated the last qualifying session, the Italian was the fastest at Le Mans, setting a new lap record of 1 minute 30.450 seconds, 0.069 seconds ahead of teammate Jack Miller.Bagnaia secured pole position for the second straight season in Jerez after qualifying for the Spanish GP and winning his first Spanish GP title there.After finishing 0.159 seconds behind Miller, Aprilias Aleix Espargaro will start the Sunday race.

Enea Bastianini of Gresini Racing came into the top five, making several pushes for pole, and Johann Zarco, the other local favourite, came sixth on his Pramac Ducati.Marc Marquez, a six-time MotoGP world champion, was frustrated after making a mistake on his final lap and finishing 10th.Suzuki, the former world champions, reported on the eve of the French Grand Prix that they expect to leave MotoGP at the end of this season and are in talks with promoters Dorna about the possibility.Joan Mir and Alex Rins of Suzuki came eighth and ninth respectively.